Debate Camp operates 4 and 5 day summer programs at school locations in Canada and the Northeastern US


8:30      Camper Arrival & Daily Orientation

9:00      Director's Welcome

9:15      Workshop A:  Debate Topic announced

9:30      DEBATE ROUND I w/ feedback

10:30    Break / Snack / Optional Games*

11:00    Debate Workshop; teams switch sides

11:30    DEBATE ROUND II w/ feedback

12:30    Lunch

1:15     Bend Your Head

2:00     Workshop B: Public Speaking / Debate Styles

3:00     Break / Snack / Optional Games*

3:30     DEBATE ROUND III w/ feedback

3:30     Group Activity; i.e P.O.I Round

4:00     Debate Idol / Backwards Round

4:30     Camper Departure / Recreational Activities


All day camp locations open for camper sign-in at 8:30am and program concludes each day at 4:30pm.  Campers are welcome to arrive between 8:00am and 8:30 and stay past 4:30, until 5:00pm at no extra charge.  Recreational program and supervision are available at those times.  Camp's academic program is conducted between 9:00am and 4:30pm each day.  All materials required for camp are provided.


Debate Camp operates bus service in most of its day camp locations.  Bus stops are located at specifically-designated areas, that allow for parent parking.  Space on the camp bus must be reserved in advance of camp's opening day.  Parents may re-enter their account and add or delete a bus option at any point before camp.   Full details on all of camp's bus options are available via the TRANSPORTATION page.


Debate Camp's day program suits campers in grades 5 - 10.   All instruction is levelled according to camper age and ability.  All day camp locations have all 3 program components, for all ages: Debate, Public Speaking and Model United Nations.  See our PROGRAM DETAILS page for an additional overview of camp's program and our LEVELS page for guidelines used at all of our locations: 


At all Canadian locations, Debate Camp Canada provides an OPTIONAL hot lunch each day.  If interested in purchasing lunch, parents / registrants can ADD this option when registering.  At all American locations, campers bring a BAG LUNCH each day.  Campers with dietary needs are welcome to supplement the lunch menu and / or bring their own lunch, provided they are NUT FREE.  All campers are welcome to bring additional NUT FREE snacks to camp each day.


We keep in touch with all of our camp families both in advance and during the camp session.  Parents / guardians receive a confirmation email immediately following registration.  A second email detailing pick-up / drop-off instructions, details about camp's Open House and any additional forms required ahead of opening day is sent within a month of camp (if registration date permits).  During the week, pictures and daily updates are posted on camp's FACEBOOK PAGE.  At the end of the week, a card that shares some of each camper's individual progress is available to parents / guardians and campers.  



Debate Day Camp is exceedingly popular and most locations fill to capacity.  In keeping with our 1:8 staffing ratio most camps are only able to fit in a limited number of campers. We recommend registering early!